Since December 2019, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread over 140 countries around the world, and more than one hundred thousand confirmed cases. What is COVID 19, and how do you take care of yourself and your family during the coronavirus pandemic?
According to WHO (World health organization), a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, for example, MERS-CoV ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) and SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Coronaviruses can transmit between animals to people like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. In COVID-19, the virus has developed to convey between people to people. The common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
How to protect yourself from COVID-19 ?
1. Wash your hands regularly
Washing your hand with soap at least 20 seconds or use Alcohol-based hand sanitizers (at least 75% alcohol-based) before touching your face. It may sound simple, but it well recommends to do because washing hands will kill viruses that may be on your hands.on your hands.
2. Maintain social distancing
Keep distance at least 3 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing because COVID-19 can spread with small liquid droplets from nose and mouth incases the person coughing has the disease.
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Before you touch your face, make sure to wash your hand first because hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once you touch your eyes, nose and mouth, it is east that virus will enter your body.
4. Stay updated to the National and local authorities announcements
Stay updated to the National and local authorities announcements
There are many rumors and fake news on the internet. Please rely on your national and local authority when it comes to the news and announcements. The national and local public health authority has the most updated information regarding COVID-19 in your area.
Please follow and corporate with both national and local authorities' advice on how to protect your self.
What you can do when you're not feeling well ?
1. Practice respiratory hygiene :
Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when you cough or sneeze to avoid touching the virus directly from your hands.
2. Avoid close contact with people until you feel better :
It is recommended to have social distance especially kids and elders when you're sick.
3. Seek medical care immediately
If you live in the area where local authorities update the COVID-19 case or have been to countries that have serious COVID-19 cases, seek medical care attention, and call in advance. This will help and protect the spread of the virus.
We all are can be a part to prevent the outbreak and make the situation better by practicing hygiene and corporate with the National and local health authorities.
For more information: Please visit the WHO website